SIMON WARDHAUGH ADVANCES TO FINALS OF HAMMER THROW AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS / WEATHER DELAYS WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Simon Wardhaugh posted the fifth best throw in the qualifying round of the men’s hammer Thursday (June 10) to advance the Boise State University senior to Friday’s (June 12) finals at the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The Australian native recorded a mark of 218-11 (66.72m) on his second throw Thursday morning. Wardhaugh won the NCAA West Regional Championship two weeks ago and entered this week’s national championships with the sixth best throw in the country at 224-00 (68.29m).

Walter Henning of LSU had the top preliminary mark with a throw of 229-00 (69.81m). The finals begin Friday at 1:00 p.m. (CT) on the University of Arkansas campus.

In other preliminary competition Wednesday afternoon, Ryan Grinnell failed to advance to the finals of the men’s long jump when he finished 17th with a mark of 25-2.00 (7.67m). Reindell Cole of Cal State Northridge had the top qualifying mark at 26-11.25 (8.21m). Only the top 13 jumpers from the two preliminary heets advanced to the finals.

In an late update Wednesday night, thunderstorms and lighting caused a delay during the first day of competition.The meet was suspended during the evening session, but will resume at 9:15 p.m. (MT) on Wednesday (June 10) at the University of Arkansas campus.

In an update regarding Boise State University student-athletes Wednesday evening, Sasa Kampic failed to advance to the finals of the women’s javelin when she placed 19th in the preliminary round with a throw of 149-10 (45.67m).

Two Bronco student-athletes were still waiting to complete their preliminary heets Wednesday night with Ryan Grinnell competing in the men’s high jump and Pontus Thomee in the men’s javelin.


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